Australian production company Jungleboys have signed directing brothers Christiaan and Connor Van Vuuren.
The brothers are best known for producing online hits the Bondi Hipsters and The Fully Sick Rapper which led to them creating the one-hour MTV comedy Sick.
They have also created content for brands such as Cadbury, Coke, Sony, Ikea, Cadbury and Amex.The move means the departure of Christiaan from InfinitySquared where he was a writer and creator.
He told Mumbrella: “I still have an awesome relationship with the guys at InfinitySquared but Connor and I want to pursue directing specifically and Jungleboys being more of a traditional production company allows us to do that.”
Chloe Rickard, senior producer at Jungleboys told Mumbrella: “We’ve already shot a bunch of sketches with the van Vuuren brothers for our online series The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting.”
“Essentially they’ll be working on TV commercials and online branded content but they have the opportunity to do other stuff as the Jungleboys are moving in to longer form productions.
A Jungleboys’ long form project, six-part comedy series A Moody Christmas, is scheduled to air on ABC1 in December.
Rickard said: “We’re representing them in the online and commercial space. We have seven directors we represent and they’ll be among that suite.”
Bondi Hipsters, which the brothers wiote and produce with InfinitySquare’s Nick Boshier, will still be produced independently of Jungleboys.